Thursday, April 24, 2014

Just Thoughts

~ We are T-minus 30 days until we get the heck outta Dodge.  There's so much to do . . . and yet it doesn't seem like all that much.

~ I swear end of the year testing will be the death of me.  Don't get me wrong, on the one hand I am literally getting paid to sit in silence watching a bunch of kids take tests on computers.  But on the other hand . . . I am spending the day in total silence while the kids are working on computers.  Soooooooooooooooooooooooo boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooring!!!!!!!!!  I will miss pretty much everything else, but I am SO glad that this is the last time I will be doing testing.

~ I officially do not get what the big deal is about 5 Guys.  Sure, it's a good burger but there's nothing special about it.  Certainly nothing special enough to warrant the cult following and being voted Best Thing On The Entire Planet by practically everyone.  Give me In'N'Out any day.  Or even Sonic.

~ English has got to be such a difficult language to learn.  Almost every person I've ever met for whom English was their second language has had a hard time saying my name - no matter what their first language is.  It would appear that ours is pretty much the only language in which the C and Z sounds are significantly distinct . . . which, of course, makes my name fundamentally different.  In fact, it took one particularly sweet little second grader from Africa (wish I knew where) about a month to figure out that my name was not, in fact, Miss Lazy.  At which point my name became Miss-Lazy-I-Mean-Miss-Lacey.  If it were a fourth grader doing it I would think they were being deliberately obnoxious, but he's so adorably delighted when he gets it right on the first try.  He's one of the ones I wish I could take with me.

~ Two parts trippy, one part amazing, two parts fueling the mental rant about people who make fun of selfies I've had going on in my head for a couple of months now. Also - I totally want those "reading" glasses.

~ Abbreviated rant: I've been taking selfies since I was in high school, and so has everyone else I was in symphony with because our symphony conductor took them all the time and we all thought he was awesome.  People who think teenage girls taking selfies is a sign of the end of times really need to get over themselves.  Seriously, have you seen those pictures of that bunch of dudes taking a selfie back in the 20s?  And if people - ESPECIALLY teenage girls - feeling confident in themselves and being willing to admit it to the world is a bad thing . . . I don't want to live on this planet anymore.

~ Snow cones last week, hot chocolate this week.  I'd be annoyed if that wasn't so utterly typical.

~ I am in the middle of the biggest reading slump in the history of my entire life - both in length and number of books.  I've read 38 books so far this year, and my average rating is a 2.6  (yeah, I actually did the math.  that's how frustrating it is)  whereas my normal rating for a year's worth of books is in the vicinity of 3.5 (yeah, I did a lot of math . . . which hopefully tells you how bad this slump is).  I have no idea what's going on, but most of the books I've been reading lately have just SUCKED.  It's not like I'm reading a pile of Twilight fanfiction either - I'm reading the same genres I've always liked, and there's been plenty of variety.  And still, they all suck.  Some are less sucky, and there have been a handful - seven, to be precise -  that I've truly enjoyed.  But holy crap, I've had four months of finishing book after book and putting them down and thinking what a waste of time it was and how I could have been rereading something good and just wishing I could enjoy reading new books again and I just have to wonder what the crap the problem is.  I'd ask for recommendations but at this point I'm not sure I'd appreciate them.  Blargh.

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We've totally adopted this as our theme song around here.  If you haven't seen this movie, drop what your doing and go see it.  But I don't think it's in any theaters anymore, so just go download it or something.  It's that awesome.